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Cards host 19th Runestone Invitational Saturday

The Alexandria volleyball team is ready to host the 19th annual Runestone Invitational tournament this Saturday.

Eight teams will compete with Alexandria (15-5), Brainerd (6-15-2), Mounds View (15-4) and Wadena-Deer Creek (6-17) making up the first pool. Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (16-5-2), Grand Rapids (20-1), North St. Paul (15-5) and fellow Central Lakes Conference front-runner, Rocori (16-4) will make up the second pool.

Alexandria will open up pool play at 9 a.m. tomorrow against Wadena-Deer Creek on the north court. The Cardinals will battle Brainerd in their second match and Mounds View in their third match. First, third, fifth and seventh-place matches will then wrap up the tournament after the conclusion of pool play.